There are so many wonderful things to say about Glacier National Park it’s hard to know where to start. One of my favorite locations to explore is the Many Glaciers area. Swiftcurrent Lake provides an incredibly majestic view of Mount Grinnell at sunrise and will hold you in awe all day long. On this particular morning Mother Nature put on an amazing show. A nearly full moon was setting at sunrise and as the mo
This particular photo was taken minutes before a heavy down pour of rain in Grand Teton National Park. While I had no illusion that the weather would get better I embraced the diminishing weather conditions to experiment with longer exposures. Shielding my camera and lens from intermittent rain drops I was able to compose & expose for some non-standard perspectives of this iconic landscape. [tags]Grand Teton Nat
Almost a year ago I was exploring south central Utah with Guy Tal and we happened to have an opportunity to photograph lightning at the end of a very productive day in the field. While we took up different positions it would seem we captured the same lighting strike at almost the exact same instant. Take a look for yourself as his photo is included in a very well written article on Photographing Lightning. [tags]li
Going through an older set of images I came across this photo of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. This was taken from the tunnel lookout off Highway 41 as you enter Yosemite valley just as a hint of sun made its way through the clouds of a disintegrating storm. Usually I’m never short of words when it comes to photographs, but I can’t really say why I like this. Perhaps its the lighting and mute
To most this will seem to be a rather ordinary photo, but for those familiar with the Farallon Islands you’ll find this photo amazing… and no this wasn’t the result of Photoshop wizardry. The Farallones are 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco and normally cannot be seen as they’re often concealed behind a shroud of fog. In addition when you do see them they’re specks on the horizon.
Now that California is getting some much needed rain and snow I’m excited to see how this Spring turns out. More immediately I’m eager to find the time to make my way back to Yosemite valley while snowy conditions are still around. It seems I can never get enough of photographing Yosemite National Park. I suppose there is nothing surprising about that. Speaking of surprises… Bridalveil Fall After A
One of the more interesting locations to get an alternate perspective on Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome is Olmsted point. While Half Dome is always amazing to see anytime of the day, sunsets from Olmstead point can be particularly magical. Back in 2007 when I took this photo forest fires had ravaged surrounding areas to Yosemite and were still burning. Air quality was awful, but the smoke combined wi
It’s been a great year for photography, perhaps even better than last year, and as 2008 nears its end I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #5: Pike Place Market One thing I love about taking travel photos is the constant challenge to find a new perspective. While I got odd stares from pass